Juventus footballers did not qualify for the Europa League final, although they had an advantage in the second leg of the semi-final at the “Ramon Sánchez Pijuan” stadium. The trophy club from Piedmont was defeated after extra time by Sevilla.
Sevilla, the most successful team in the history of the LE, will fight for their seventh cup with Roma, who eliminated Bayer Leverkusen in two legs.
“In games like this, small things make the difference. This was a good performance, and our players have to take steps like this to learn, especially the younger ones. We could have been the ones to take the lead with 2:1, but we made some mistakes even when we had the lead, so we were punished by the second goal. “, said Massimiliano Allegri.
Juventus have been eliminated from a semi final of a European tournament for the first time under Massimiliano Allegri:
Juventus vs Real Madrid (3-2 on aggregate)
Juventus vs Monaco (4-1 on aggregate)
Juventus vs Sevilla (2-3 on aggregate) pic.twitter.com/NcEIgI5j1P
— Khaled Al Nouss (@khaledalnouss1) May 18, 2023
The only goal for Juventus was scored by Serbian striker Dušan Vlahović in the 65th minute, and just two minutes earlier he entered the game from the bench.
“Unfortunately, this has been a very difficult season for us. It is not easy to resist the impression of disappointment, but I had to concentrate on the remaining duels. Sevilla is a more experienced team than us. As for the composition and the introduction of young players, I chose Moise Ken because he could disturb Sevilla’s defense with his physical predispositions. In the end, the difference in international experience was the deciding factor,” said the Juventus coach.
This is the second season in a row that the “Old Lady” ends without a single trophy.
The Europa League final is scheduled for May 31 at the “Puskas Arena” in Budapest.
La #Juventus fallisce l'ennesimo obiettivo stagionale.
Incomprensibile come possa pensare di proseguire e di riaprire un ciclo con Massimiliano Allegri in panchina#SivigliaJuve pic.twitter.com/qG47AahRua
— Marco Conterio (@marcoconterio) May 18, 2023